Memorial Day Celebration
The Turkish House in Cary will celebrate Memorial Day with N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti and other local writers at 3 p.m. at 303 E. Durham Road, Suite F, Cary. The event will feature discussions about poetry, politics and spirituality, and the documentary film “Bathanti” will be shown. For details, contact Richard Krawiec at 919-810-2863, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Day Event
Cambridge Village of Apex will host a Memorial Day parade and ceremony at 10 a.m. at 951 S. Hughes St., Apex. The event will feature guest speakers and Miss North Carolina Arlie Honeycutt.
Cary Farmers Market
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open from 2 to 6 p.m. at 301 S. Academy St. For details, visit caryfarmersmarket.com.
A book discussion about “Island Beneath the Sea” by Isabel Allende will be at 2 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is required. To register, call 919-463-8500.
Inventory of Historic Properties
The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel will present their annual inventory of Cary’s historic properties at 7:30 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The program, “What Have We Got to Lose?” will feature a slideshow tour and highlights of properties in Cary’s three National Register historic districts and beyond. For details, call 919-460-4963 or visit www.friendsofpagewalker.org.
Fuquay-Varina Farmers Market
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open from 3 to 6 p.m. at Centennial Square on the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. For details, visit growers-market.org.
Instrument Petting Zoo
Members of the Raleigh/Durham Afro-Caribbean Association will present a musical petting zoo featuring instruments from the Caribbean at 7 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Registration is required. To register, call 919-463-8500.
A discussion on how to work with the Apex Chamber of Commerce will be at 7 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Registration is required. To register, call 919-387-2100.
Teen Poetry Celebration
Teens in grades six through 10 who entered the Wake County Libraries’ Teen Poetry Contest will be invited to read their poem out loud to an audience from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. There will also be activities and games related to poetry.
As part of Celebrate Fuquay-Varina, the band Spare Change will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Broad Street in Varina. For details, visit www.CelebrateFV.com.
Dog Days of June
The town of Cary will hold its annual Dog Days of June event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in field No. 4 at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. The event will feature a Skyhoundz canine Frisbee disc competition, charity raffle, local dog rescue groups, dog wash by the Cary Teen Council, vaccinations and microchipping. All dogs must be on a leash. For details, search “Dog Days of June” at www.townofcary.org.
The Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Fuquay. There will be a KidZone for children, entertainment and community events, such as the Chamber’s Run the Quay 5K, Celebration of the Arts and Growers Market. For details, visit www.CelebrateFV.com.